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People with Disabilities

RBC pays particular attention to the needs of people with disabilities both in our Community Care programs, and when developing products and services. In 1992, RBC Royal Bank was the first bank in Canada to provide Braille statements to our clients. Then, in 1998, we became the first bank in North America to install talking banking machines, and now have 238 across Canada.

2005 Highlights

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  • Farmers helping out. With over 20,000 farms across the province, Manitoba has a significant farming community. And, like most communities, it's close-knit: when there's an accident, it can affect everyone - and that's where Farmers with Disabilities in Manitoba comes in. (February 2005)
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Local Initiatives

  • Airdrie, Alberta: RBC Royal Bank presented the Rockyview Regional Handibus Society with a $2,500 cheque. The funds will be used to help the organization with its transportation of children and youth with special needs.

  • Burnaby, B.C.: RBC Foundation donated $3,000 to Community Living Society's Pottery Works project, an Art Studio & Cooperative, enabling people with disabilities to become productive, employable potters.

  • Kelligrews, Newfoundland: For the second consecutive year, RBC supported a free program for parents and caregivers of pre-school children at St.Edward's School. The program develops participants' knowledge of how literacy develops from early childhood to the first days of kindergarten.

  • Saint John, New Brunswick: The Learning Disabilities Association of New Brunswick received $2,500 from RBC for its social skills program offered to middle school students.

  • Swift Current, Saskatchewan: RBC donated $5,000 to the Saskatchewan Abilities Council for its members to take part in weekly music and drama therapy programs.

  • Vancouver, B.C.: RBC Foundation donated $7,500 to Festival Vancouver's Community Access program, providing admission to more than 2000 disadvantaged persons to 50 concerts and another dozen throughout British Columbia in August 2005.

  • Wolfville, Nova Scotia: The RBC Foundation pledged $10,000 for a Student Bursary Foundation Endowment Fund that addresses the needs of students with learning disabilities at Landmark East School.


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